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Daily Readings for Saturday, January 13, 2018

Daily Reading for Saturday January 13, 2018

Reading 1, First Samuel 9:1-4, 17-19; 10:1
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 21:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gospel, Mark 2:13-17


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Reading 1, First Samuel 9:1-4, 17-19; 10:1

1 Among the men of Benjamin was a man called Kish son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah; a Benjaminite and a person of rank.

2 He had a son called Saul, a handsome man in the prime of life. Of all the Israelites there was no one more handsome than he; he stood head and shoulders taller than anyone else.

3 Now since the donkeys belonging to Kish, Saul’s father, had strayed, Kish said to his son Saul, ‘My son, take one of the servants with you and be off; go and look for the donkeys.’

4 They went through the highlands of Ephraim, they went through the territory of Shalishah, and did not find them; they went through the territory of Shaalim but they were not there; they went through the territory of Benjamin and did not find them.

17 When Samuel saw Saul, Yahweh told him, ‘That is the man of whom I said to you, “He is to govern my people.” ‘

18 Saul accosted Samuel in the gateway and said, ‘Tell me, please, where the seer’s house is.’

19 Samuel replied to Saul, ‘I am the seer. Go up ahead of me to the high place. You must eat with me today. Tomorrow, when I let you go, I shall tell you whatever is on your mind.

1 Samuel took a phial of oil and poured it on Saul’s head; he then kissed him and said, ‘Has not Yahweh anointed you as leader of his people Israel? You are the man who is to govern Yahweh’s people and save them from the power of the enemies surrounding them. The sign for you that Yahweh has anointed you as prince of his heritage is this:


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